Saturday, July 9, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Toasting Up Trouble By Linda Wiken

Title: Toasting up Trouble
Author: Linda Wiken
Series: Book 1 A Dinner Club Mystery
Format: kindle e-book
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for review from Publisher/Netgalley
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

I was really excited to read this first in a series when I read it was a Dinner Club mystery. I am a big fan of dinner clubs and with food and a mystery included, it was sure bet I would love it and I did,
Cookbook lover, J.J. Tanner and her friend, Skye Drake are event planners at Skye's new company "Make it Happen".  J.J. is gearing up for an Italian themed princess party for a twenty-one-year-old girl, Angelica.

All the while J.J. is thrilled over her latest cookbook find that she will share with her group of friends also known as the "Culinary Capers" Dinner Club. J.J. is to prepare the main dish and her friends also pick dishes to serve from the book and then they eat their delicious meals together. What a great concept that I just loved.

After the Italian Princess Party J.J. planned J.J. has an argument with Chef Marcotti who J.J. hired to cater the party over a dish that was to be left out of the affair because of budget restrictions and soon after Chef Marcotti was found stabbed to death at the Portovino estate.

All eyes fall on J.J as the prime suspect but soon more start to emerge as the truth about the chef starts to come out that he was a womanizer, his various affairs and questionable business dealings and stolen recipes and another chef that has a past with Chef Marcotti whom J.J. finds help for her recipe for the Culinary Capers. J.J can't help but want to clear hers and her new chef mentor's name with J.J now being in danger after nearly being run down by a care and she will stop at nothing to find the killer before both their gooses are cooked.

J.J. Tanner is my favorite new culinary amature sleuth. I found her very relatable and our shared love for cookbooks, she renewed that love for me. A hint of what I think will be a romance with a certain P.I. kept the pages flowing and the friendships with the Culinary Capers who were fun characters and kept it exciting to read. Anticipating the next book in Dinner Club Mysteries.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.
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